French Studies

French Studies Program

 

The French program aims to prepare students to perform effectively in the challenging
world they face, to speak the official language with confidence, and to gain transferable
academic and cognitive skills. The learning of a second language offers students
opportunities to deal with other cultures with understanding and appreciation. The
program celebrates the gifts of communication, and opens students to wide-ranging
possibilities with respect to careers and relationships.

 

Core French, Grade 9 Academic FSF1D

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with
increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will
continue to develop language knowledge and skills by using language-learning strategies
introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking
skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse
French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long
language learners.
Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Core French, Grade 9 Applied FSF1P

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in
structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday
situations. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills introduced in the
elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and
will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance
their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop
the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.
Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Core French, Grade 10 Academic FSF2D

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally
relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence.
Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly
spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge
and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication.
They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking
communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language
learners.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied 

Core French, Grade 11 University Preparation FSF3U

NOTE: This course is offered on an alternate year basis.
This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in
French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills
through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue
to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and
to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic 

Core French, Grade 12 University Preparation FSF4U

NOTE: This course is offered on an alternate year basis.
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French
independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life
situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills
through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also
continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities
and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation